Friday, February 27, 2009

Global economy and recession


We had an interview with Professor Thomas Wolfgang who is a professor for the School of Economics in Stellebosch University. He spoke to us about the Global Economy and Recession and how it affect countries as well as South Africa.


For more information call 021 918 4337 or email wthomas@usb.ac.za


Community Development Foundation


We had an interview with Beulah Frederick from the Community Development Foundation. The organization aims to improve the quality of life, strengthen the common good and address the most Challenging social concerns of people living in the Western Cape

For more information call 021 715 0525 or email beulah@cdfwcape.org.za

Cornerstone


Today in studio we were joined by Jasmina Jacobs from Cornerstone.She spoke to us about opportunities that are offered by Cornerstone.She also recapped on last week's dissscussion about why South Africa has become one of the preferred venues for the call centre industry in the world.


For more information call 021-4481230

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Community Intervention Centre


Today in studio we were joined by Megan Meredith from Community Intervention Centre. "The Community Intervention Centre is dedicated to operate as a resource Centre that will provide hope & support for all people in crisis situations, to stabilize them emotionally, spiritually and psychologically."


For more information contact 021 954 4080 or go to http://www.blaauwberg.net/cic

South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence


We had an interview with Dr David Fourie from the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence .The organization is committed to provide a specialized developmental service by qualified professionals to individuals, families and communities in the field of substance abuse and related health and social problems; thereby enhancing quality of life and maintaining positive change.


For more information call 021 945 4080 or go to http://www.sancawc.co.za/

Tygerberg Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities


We also had an interview with Celeste Gerber from the Tygerberg Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities. The organization’s main objective of the Association is to enhance independent living of persons with physical disabilities in order for them to participate in day-to-day life, where they choose and make decisions that lead to self determination.


For more information contact 021 592 4173 or email tygerbergapd@mwebbiz.co.za

Cancer Association of South Africa


We had an interview with Lynne Hendricks from the Cancer Association of South Africa. The organization aims to substantially reduce the impact of cancer by promoting health in all communities within South Africa, through advocacy and the sustainable facilitation of research, prevention, early detection and care.

For more information call 021 689 5343 or go to http://www.cansa.org.za/

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Going Outward


We had an interview with Patricia Hector and Leon Davis from Going outward. The organization is a non profit and holds various empowerment programmes.The also hold craft class as well as swimming class and all classes are free.They also help people to create beats in order for people be employ.


For more information call 021 371 6386

Artscape celebrates its Tenth anniversary


We had an interview with Michael Maas from Arts cape. He spoke to us about the tenth anniversary of Artscape, the Western Cape’s leading performing arts company who will launch its 2009 education and development programme at a special ceremony on Tuesday, March 3 at the Arts cape Theatre.
For more information contact 021 410 9800 go to http://www.artscape.co.za/

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Joao Ferreira Gallery

Picture by Mandisi Tyulu
Today we had an interview with Tom Cullberg who is an artist. Tom says in his painting the story can take any direction - like an amalgamation of sentences from an entire library of books; fact is blended with fiction - the past with the future, comedy with tragedy. I use figures taken from newspapers or my own snap-shots like characters to act out a scene.

For more information contact 021 423 5403 or go to http://www.joaoferreiragallery.com/

Kids of Nature Initiative

picture taken from kids of nature website

We had an interview with Leila Falletisch who is a therapist and social worker from Kids of Nature Initiative. Kids of Nature Initiative seek to rebuild the relationship between parent and child. The organization covers topics such as the impact of life events such as divorce, death, retrenchment etc.

For more information contact 021 851 0870 or go to http://www.kidsofnature.com/

Monday, February 23, 2009

Social Law Project


Today we had an interview with Andiswa Makhasi from the Social Law Project. The organization aims to foster and support workplace democracy by providing training and skills development to labour-based organisations, government departments and NGOs in the areas of labour law, social security law and industrial relations.


For more information call 021 959 3723 or go to http://www.uwc.ac.za/

Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention


We had an interview with Eric Pelser from the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. The organization seeks to aspire to improve the quality of lives by building secure and safer communities through the recognition and realization of community safety as a common good.


For more information call 021 687 9177 or go to http://www.cjcp.org.za/

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cornerstone Training Centre


We started the show with an interview with Cherrel Jacobs and Jasmina Jacobs – Branch Manager for Cornerstone Training in Cape Town. They spoke to about call centers in which South Africa has become one of the preferred venues for the call centre industry in the world. Let me not unleash everything.


For more information contact 021-4481230

Disabled Children's Action Group

We also had an interview with Sandra Ambrose from the Disabled Children's Action Group. The organization aims to be a non-racial national parent organisation that promotes and protect the rights of children with all form of disability with special emphasis on the following: prevention; rehabilitation; social integration; mobilization of parents; empowerment of change.

For more information contact 021 797 5977

Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas


Today in studio we had an interview with Experience Motshediso from the Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas. The organization aims for provision of services to raise the quality of life of rural communities.


For more information call 021 863 5000 or go to htt//www.casidra.co.za

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Baxtertheatre brings Red Winter in Gugs


Today we started the show with an interview with Phumeza Rashe from the production called the Red Winter in Gugs.The play seeks to portrayal in this powerful one-hander about love and betrayal and politics, set in apartheid South Africa in the late 80s.The play is Written and conceived by the Gugulethu-based Sizisa Ukhanyo Company and the play was chosen as one of three productions, out of 19, at the Ikhwezi Theatre Festival held in March last year.


For more information contact 021 680 3974 or go to www.baxter.co.za/

Social Development Rource Centre


We also had an interview with David Fortune and Hudson Mccomb from the Social Development Rource Centre. The organization seeks to mobilize appropriate resources to social entrepreneurs as change agents and development projects in order to accelerate the sustainable development of socio-economic and environmental initiatives in rural areas.

for more information call 021 448 9442

University of the Western Cape




We had an interview with Dr Richard White who is an environmentalist as well as a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).He spoke to us about Environmental Awareness Techniques and Training which is the course that is available in UWC.The course seeks to educate students to be enviromental Conscious and friendly.
For more information call 021 959 3057 or email rwhite@uwc.ac.za


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cape Town celebrates Marimba sound


We had an interviews with Bongani Sotshononda, Thandi Swaartboi and Mzwandile Qotoyi who will be performing at the Marimba Extravaganza which opens for a new season in the Arts cape Theatre from 21 to 28 February 2009. Marimba Extravaganza celebrates the history of Marimbas in Cape Town and the legendary musicians who have for the past 29 years dedicated their time and passion, performing, teaching, composing and nurturing young players.
For more info call 021 410 9800 or go tohttp://www.artscape.co.za/

Joao Ferreira Gallery


We also had an interview with Wendy Anziska from the Joao Ferreira Gallery. Anziska is an established South African painter who has exhibited within South Africa since 1970 and internationally since 1994. Her work stands in prominent corporate and private collections, as well as the South African National Gallery.


For more info call 021 423 5403 go to http://www.joaoferreiragallery.com/

Only Love can mend a broken heart


We had an interview with Ntombisizwe Thena from the Production called Only Love can mend broken heart. The play is about the power of Love and the effect that it has on people.The stoy also show the life of a young woman in the township trapped by love.The play is a musical and a story about love.


for more information contact 021 448 9742 or email emandulomuseum@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Children Hospital Trust




We had a telephonic interview with Amanda Bloch who is a Patron of the Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital . She spoke to us about the annual Art Benefit that was held in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. All the money that was raised was donated to the Children Hospital Trust.


For more information contact 021 659 5681

Sport Science Institute of South Africa


Today we had an interview with Kasha Dickie from Sport Science Institute of South Africa. She spoke to us about exploring myths and methods for weight loss.The Sport Science Institute will be having seminar arroun myths and misconception involved.


For more information call 021 659 5600

Monday, February 16, 2009

Freak Country comes to Baxter Theatre


We had an interview with Jerry Mofokeng and Anthony Coleman from the play called Freak Country directed by Charmaine Weir-Smith and starring Anthony Coleman, Jerry Mofokeng and Peter Mashigo, comes to Cape Town at the Baxter Theatre from 10 to 28 February 2009.


For more information call 021 434 4951

Artscape's 6th Youth Jazz Festival


We had an interview with Tarnia van Zitters project leader for the Arts cape Youth Jazz Festival. The project seeks to recruit exceptional talented young jazz musicians to participating in the annual mentorship programme.The programme mentors these young Jazz musician to be able to became empowered musician.


For more information contact 021 434 4951

Friday, February 13, 2009

Cape Town Opera


We had an interview with Faith Zungu from the Cape Town Opera. She spoke to us about the 10th anniversary of Cape Town Opera’s extraordinary achievement in staging opera both in South Africa and abroad and to celebrate this incredible milestone, they’ve planned a 2009 season that’s varied, thrilling and intriguing.

For more information contact 021 410 9820

The impact of violence against women in society

Today we had a telephonic interview with Dr Jenny Horsman, author, community-based literacy theorist, educator and researcher with more than three decades of experience in England, Sierra Leone and Canada. She spoke to us about the impact of violence against women as well as work and learning.

For more information call 021 959 2799

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Common Purpose pays tribute to Joe Mthimka


We started the show with an interview with Melanie Burke, Senior Programme Director from Common Purpose. She spoke to us about Joe Mthimka who recently passed away. Joe Mthimka was best known for his love for sport-soccer. Joe was instrumental in the founding of several soccer teams in the Gugulethu Football Association and at one stage was the coach of the Western Province.

For more information call 021 670 1756 or go to Website www.commonpurpose.org.za

South African Toilet Organization



Today in studio we were joined by Sebastian Seeling from South African Toilet Organization. The organization seeks to bring sanitation close to the people who need it most especially in rural areas. The organization says for the past 13 years the South African Government’s plight has been to eradicate the informal settlements otherwise know as squatter camps, which populate our country. Due to many logistical reasons this process has taken longer than anticipated. It is for this reason the South African Toilet Organisation have adopted the motto “Facing Reality”

For more imformation call 021 555 2841 or go to http//www.satoilet.org

Twitter.Com South Africa

We had an interview Dorette Steenkamp from Twitter.Com Volunteer South Africa and she spoke to us about 24 hour Global Fundraising for a global event, described as "a ‘tweet-up’ with a social conscience and it will be raising money to support charity: water, a non profit organization that is bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

For more information contact 021 783 5263 or go to www.twestival.com.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

South African National NGO Coalition


Today in studio we were joined by Damaris Fritz chairperson of the South African NGO Coalition. She spoke to us about a summit of different NGO’s that is aimed at enable civil society actors as well as other role players to engage with the challenges, as well prospects that face them.


For more info call 021 447 1217 or go their website http://www.sangoco.org.za/

Erdmann Contemporary gallery


We had an interview with Manfred Zylla who is an artist. Zylla was born in Germany in 1939, living as a child through the ravages of World War II and its aftermath. Resident in South Africa since 1970, he became prominent as an artist highly critical of apartheid in the 1980s with a stream of drawings, prints and paintings. These works are widely acknowledged as critical for understanding resistance art, an important chapter in South African art history.


For more information call 021 422 2762

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Green Goal Project


We started the show with an interview with Steven Granger from the Green Goal Project. He spoke to us about the Green Goal project which the city of Cape Town is implementing as an official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ greening programme to make the soccer world cup as environmentally responsible as possible.

For more information call 021 487 2236 or to http://www.capetown.gov.za/

Luvuyolwethu Home based care


In studio we were joined by Selina Poswayo from Luvuyolwethu home based care. The organization provides home based care to people living with HIV and AIDS as well provide leadership and hope to communities. The also care for children living with HIV/AIDS as well as TB.

For more information contact 021 808-2789

Baxter Theatre Centre initiative Sithi makes a come back


We also had an interview with Fahiem Stellenboom, Marketing Manager, Baxter Theatre Centre. He will be talking to us about the popular life-skills theatre programme for teenagers Sithi, which is a Baxter Theatre Centre initiative. Sithi, a Xhosa word meaning “it’s us” or “we’re here,” is aimed at teaching young people life-skills through the medium of theatre.


For more information call 021 680 3971

Brand new show on broadway called Laugh by David Newton


We had an interview with David Newton, two-time award nominated* stand-up comic (Defending the Laid Man 2006 & Politically Incorrect 2007), is back at the On Broadway Theatre for three weeks only from Tuesday 3rd February 2009 in his long awaited and eagerly anticipated, brand new show, simply entitled: ‘LAUGH’.
For more information or call booking 021 424 1194

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Johnson & Johnson’s Nicorette

We also had an interview with Vanessa Sew Chung Hong from Johnson & Johnson’s Nicorette.She spoke to us about issues related to cancer such as tobacco as a leading cause of lung cancer, and how stopping smoking can reduce chances of thereof and other 50 diseases that it can cause.
For more info call 021 710 4330

Neighbourhood Old Age Homes


Today in studio we were joined by Lindiwe Mavuso from Neighbourhood Old Age Homes. The organization provides an integrated package of care for needy older people in the Western Cape. Through our work older people feel secure and happier; they stay connected to their communities, retain their dignity and independence and remain healthy and active for as long as possible. NOAH is community-based and focused on individual needs. It is not an institution or frail care facility.


For more info call 021 447 6334

Woodside Special Care Centre




We had an interview with Cheryl Beaton from the Woodside Special Care Centre. A private residential home to 83 intellectually and physically disabled children and young adults situated on the corner of Seventh Avenue and Lawson Roads in Rondebosch East.

For more infomation call 021 696 2811

Institute Administration and Commerce in South Africa


We had an interview with Ihsaan Nagia from the Institute of Administration of Commerce in South Africa. IAC promotes the highest standards of competence and ethical conduct amongst its members. The organization says they will achieve this by maintaining high standards of assessment in business and public management qualifications in Southern Africa.


For more infomation contact 021 761 6211

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Desmond Tutu HIV foundation


We started the show with an interview with Dr Linda ‘Gail Bekker from the Demond Tutu foundation. The organization wants to lessen the impact of the HIV epidemic on individuals, families and communities, through innovation and our passion for humanity; and, through the pursuit of excellence in research, training, prevention and treatment of HIV and related diseases in South Africa.


For more information call 021 650 6959

Where the Boys Are


We were also joined by director Basil Appollis from the Production called Where the Boys Are. He spoke to us about the production which will be showing on the 05 February 2009. He is also the director for the production that will be showing in Baxter Concert Hall.


For more information call 021 685 7880

Helping Hands




We also had an interview with Pricilla Simons from Helping Hands. Helping Hands Social Welfare Project is a unique volunteering initiative that gives you the opportunity to help women and children who have been abused or abandoned by their parents.


For more information call 021 873 1612

Prosperity Youth Centre


We had an interview with Benjamin Marsala from the Prosperity Youth Centre. Prosperity aims to create family units that are HIV/AIDS free by mobilizing the youth, religious and civil society towards an inter-sectoral approach about the care and prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases amongst juvenile prisoners and parolees.
For more information contact 021 376 7247